- Turkey skin, drippings and gravy. These are all loaded with fat, plus can hold any seasonings or spices. High fat foods can lead to pancreatitis and an emergency trip to the vets office. Symptoms include vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea and lethargy.
- Cooked bones. These can splinter and cause a lot of issues internally while your dog is trying to digest. Make sure you carefully dispose of turkey bones so your dog isn’t tempted to raid the garbage can in search of something good to eat.
- Onions and garlic. Both of these are toxic to dogs, with onions having a higher toxicity level. Cooking does NOT reduce toxic levels.
- Nuts. Specifically, walnuts and macadamia nuts. Can lead to vomiting, weakness, tremors and increased heart rate.
- Raisins, grapes. Extremely toxic for dogs. Causes liver failure which can lead to death.
- Alcohol, caffeine. Dog’s kidney’s are not meant to filter the alcohol found in beer, wine or hard liquor. Can be fatal for dogs, depending on the ingested amount.
- Nutmeg. Can cause seizures and major issues with central nervous system.
- Cranberries. High sugar content, not good for you fur baby.
Author: Patricia Stanley
Patricia is an avid dog lover living near Tampa, FL after moving there from the Pacific Northwest! She was the proud parent of a Doberman (Kaz) before losing him to cancer. Patricia is still a mommy to a Lab mix (Murphy) who is 13 and serves as her “taste tester” for homemade dog treats. She worked in the newspaper industry for years before running a self-serve dog wash, boutique, and “barkery”. Also, Patricia supports animal abuse legislation and all groups helping dogs. She and Murphy are both very happy to be a part of Canine Cupcakes, as they are passionate about products made in the USA.